Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Grace

When Grace was born in 1806, in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Alexander Brownlie, was 44 and her mother, Margaret Russell, was 30. She had at least 1 son with Robert Russell.

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Robert Russell
John Russell

Spouse and Children

    Robert Russell





    John Russell


Parents and Siblings


    Margaret Russell




    Agnes Brownlee


    Peter Brownlee


    Alexander Brownlee



    James Brownlee


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World Events (8)

1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 5

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.

Age 9

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 32

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

Name Meaning

A feminine form of the Roman name Gratius, from "gratia," meaning grace, favor, goodwill, kindness. Similar to the name Charis; the Gaelic form is Giorsal.

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Sources (1)

  • Grizel Brounlee in entry for John Russel, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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